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Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools + May 7, 2020
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Friends,

Despite these difficult times, the work of the church is ongoing. If you are struggling in any way, or are in need of any type of assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor  Hector, Pastor Jade, the Trinity office, or any other staff or council member
Next up in the life of the church: Annual Congregational Meeting.

On Sunday, May 31 (Pentecost!) all will be invited to join a mass Zoom call for worship at 10 AM immediately followed by the spring Annual Meeting. 

Here's a peek of some of what's on the agenda:
  • Financial update (including ratification votes for Paycheck Protection Program loan--more below--and a line of credit extended to Preschool and CDC)
  • Election of Council & Committee Members
  • Election of Call Committee
  • Ratification of Bylaws to the Constitution
Meeting materials and more details, including Zoom connection information, will be sent in the coming days and weeks prior to the meeting, so stay tuned. 

Given the extraordinary circumstances presented by the ongoing pandemic, voting will be done via paper ballots which will be distributed electronically to be printed off (paper copies mailed upon request) and returned to Trinity on specified drop-off dates or via mail. 

>> Read more in a letter from President Sue Carlson.
Finally, the Trinity community continues to mourn the death of Norma Aamodt-Nelson at home on April 29. Read her obituary online, and follow other updates on Norma's CaringBridge site. A memorial scholarship fund has been set up in her honor with the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. 
Blessings and Peace,
Josh Judd-Herzfeldt
Trinity Communication Coordinator

fifth sunday of easter
with communion

May 10, 2020 + 10 AM - [live stream | bulletin]
 
As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ—our way, our truth, our life.
 
 
We will celebrate communion on Sunday, so all are invited to have bread and wine/juice prepared on a home altar, and be ready to take instructions from the pastor during the live stream service.
 
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children & family ministry

  • 5th & 6th Grade Sunday School  via Zoom - May 16
    Join Miss Colleen for a virtual Sunday School sendoff class on Saturday, May 16 at 10 AM. For more information on how to get connected, contact Colleen Farrell melodyofbells@comcast.net)
  • Zoom Family Potlucks - May 17, 24, June 7, 14
    Gather your family around a computer with some food and join other families along with the pastors for a time of fellowship and discussion. For Zoom meeting information and questions, contact David@trinitylutheranchurch.com, or see the weekly Family Email.
more resources for families

WAY student ministries

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  • NET (high schoolers) - virtual meeting via ZOOM on Sundays at 7 PM - (meeting link, ID 792 193 585)
    • May 10: NO Meeting.
    • May 17: "What's So Amazing About Grace?"
  • ZOE (middle schoolers) - virtual meeting via ZOOM on Mondays at 7 PM - (meeting link, ID 350 130 082)
    • May 11: "Acts of the Apostles: Paul"

payroll protection program

A note from Treasurer David Gunderson

In early April, the TLC Council authorized a team to apply for a CARES Act, Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA). This action was taken to prevent employee layoffs, especially in the schools. We were successful in our application at WaFd (Washington Federal) bank and were awarded $282,001.88 under the PPP program. This loan is forgiven (turned into a grant) if we use it for payroll, mortgage principal, and utilities over the 8 weeks starting May 7 and do not reduce staff count. At least 75% of the funds must be used for payroll expenses. The PPP loan team consisted of Don Boelter (TLC Administrator), Pr. Hector, June Lee (Bookkeeper), Nanette Erban (CDC Director), Kris Dudak (Preschool Director), and David Gunderson (Treasurer). This action will be ratified by the Congregation at the May 31 Annual Meeting. Learn more about the PPP program.
 
Address questions to David Gunderson (djgunderson50@gmail.com).

weekly bible study

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM 

For connection information (meeting ID/link) or with questions, contact Debbie@trinitylutheranchurch.com.

phishing scams on the rise

With more people working remotely and utilizing email and other online platforms, phishing scams are on the rise, including emails that appear to be from one of our Pastors. Please always check closely the email address of the sender. Trinity pastors and staff emails will always come from addresses ending in @trinitylutheranchurch.com.  Furthermore, they will not ask for money or gift cards via email. When in doubt, always get verbal confirmation from the person making any request to ensure authenticity.

Read a bit more about Phishing schemes, and read a previous email sent regarding this issue.

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